RIAA: Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ Becomes First Female Rap Song in History Certified DIAMOND

Published: Tuesday 9th Mar 2021 by Rashad

Female Hip Hop for the win!

Not even a month after Lauryn Hill‘s ‘Miseducation’ made history for becoming the first female Hip Hop album to be certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Cardi B has learned similar status is now attached to her debut single, ‘Bodak Yellow.’

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The RIAA has updated its logs to reveal ‘Yellow’ has crossed the organization’s threshold for Diamond certification – an achievement that denotes sales equivalence of 10 million in the United States.  With the win, Cardi becomes the first female Hip Hop act to own a Diamond single.

What’s more, ‘Bodak’ is only the 45th song in history to be awarded a Diamond plaque.

As seen in the video above, Cardi – already the highest-certifed female Rapper of the digital era – took to social media to hint at the news.  Shortly after her video post (seen above), the information leaked and the GRAMMY winner was swarmed with congratulatory messages.


B was eventually overwhelmed by the support.


The news comes just 3 months after the rapper learned her other ‘Invasion of Privacy’ hit, ‘I Like It,’ was certified 9x Platinum – just one million shy of becoming DIAMOND as well . Click here to read more about that.

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ March 9, 2021

    Nicki couldn’t. Lol

    A diamond hit is hard to get, not everyone has that.

    • Xavier March 9, 2021

      Cardi isn’t any better than Nicki. A diamond single isn’t anything special in the streaming era. A diamond album is the real deal, something Camilla will never have. You can brag about Havana being diamond eligible all you want.

      Camilla is still known as the havana girl,lol. She has no impact and is very untalented. Hell, even Olivia Rodrigo has more impact than her ass, lol.

      • DC March 9, 2021

        If it’s nothing special then why hasn’t it been done before hater y’all miserable

      • Shayla Queen 👑 March 9, 2021

        Diamond höe. Cry about it and steam you fave Megan’s stale ass flops

      • Champ March 9, 2021

        If it’s such a small feat then why hasn’t Nicki accomplished it? LoL that’s right her biggest hits were pop singles from 10 years ago. Yall madt.

    • i hate …..bllackk n whhy bitchezzz March 9, 2021

      put cash money records up….

      put birdman and them up.. put her label up her f*** cardi that s gonna be her last diamond that offset wrote

    • i hate …..bllackk n whhy bitchezzz March 9, 2021

      nicki minaj did not have love and hip hop .. she wasnt on VH1 before her album came out..
      nicki minaj sold millions by herself

      bodak yellow that vh1 money

      • Champ March 9, 2021

        LAHH was a platform for Cardi sure. What other cast member has had musical success? K Michelle did decently. Remy tried and failed even after Shether. The others couldn’t even get their careers off the ground. Truth is Cardi been grinding since before LAHH. She grinded while on LAHH and after LAHH. Bodak Yellow blew up because the public loved it and they love her too. Still breaking records 4 years later. Oh I see why You madt LoL.

      • DC March 9, 2021

        How many stars did love and hip hop have going multi platinum?????? Other than cardi 0 hit songs made cardi b not love n hip hop try again hating b****

      • DC March 9, 2021

        Nicki had Wayne and young Money press she needed a crew to help
        Her get noticed that def helped her plus safari wrote all her raps 😂😂😂😂😂

  2. Xavier March 9, 2021

    Good for her. I never liked the song, but this is such a great achievement. I’m honestly happy for her.

    She’s still trash tho, so is Nicki and all these new female rappers. I’ma keep listening to Foxy and Lauryn

  3. Lou March 9, 2021

    PAYOLA for you

    • Incognito March 9, 2021

      Hater 😉

      • Lou March 9, 2021

        Just stating pure facts

      • Danny Bey March 9, 2021

        What facts. Where are these imaginary receipts of payola? Quickly.

    • DC March 9, 2021

      Hatin ass y’all haters mad today ha ha 😂

    • DC March 9, 2021

      Invasion of privacy still on billboard 200 they still using payola huh for 4 years huh hater ?????????????!!!!!!

    • Champ March 9, 2021

      You clowns don’t know wtf payola really is. One thing it aint doing is helping a 4 year old single reach diamond status. Make sure you stretch before you reach next time loser.

  4. Incognito March 9, 2021

    With no featuring please, where my haters are?

  5. Justme March 9, 2021

    Equivalent sales? 🙄🙄.. Congratulations..as of Jan 2020 the song sold one million in pure sales but its certified diamond. Oh chile🤦🏽‍♂️

    • DC March 9, 2021

      What’s megs equivalent sales for savage or body or Doja equivalent sales for say something hater

  6. You mad? March 9, 2021

    The current Queen of Rap everyone.

  7. DC March 9, 2021

    Y’all f***** haters are miserable talkin bout streams but fail to realize meg wouldn’t be certified without streams Doja etc but yet take away cardi accomplishments y’all probably helped damn haters

    • Shayla Queen 👑 March 9, 2021

      Trashy ashy bish the biggest stale fish stank höe period

  8. i hate …..bllackk n whhy bitchezzz March 9, 2021

    there is more outlets to buy music…..then before its 2021 . , all these apps to buy music . its everywhere … and nicki fans needs to stop bootlegging her s***

    • Champ March 9, 2021

      Nicki’s fanbase consists of a buncha twitter trolls. The general public doesn’t gaf about Nicki judging by her sales and stats. Her biggest hits were POP SONGS 10 years ago. That’s pathetic LoL.

  9. Lemon Pepper March 9, 2021

    Lmao people keep counting this girl out but she’s obviously here and not going anywhere. There’s definitely an audience.

  10. Susan March 9, 2021

    Congrats queen of rap, cardi b!!!

  11. True Tea March 9, 2021

    When we reminisce on the Cardi B era, who besides her fan base will argue her music was “worth” diamond status?

    Once society sobers up from the sorcery, Cradi B of course will be viewed the same as Soulja boy. So let’s not be delayed here! Cardi’s “art” is pretty much a modern day minstrel show with a sprinkle of ratchetness & debauchery. She’s also an unconvinced criminal.

    So yes she has made History in that order.

    • DC March 9, 2021

      Soulja boy is not a good comparison he was a 1 hit flop keep hating y’all said this years ago cardi still breaking records

  12. DC March 9, 2021

    Wap certified 5 x platinum fastest female rap song to achieve this 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  13. True Tea March 9, 2021


    Chile my point clearly went over your head. Soulja Boy’s one hit is irrelevant. I’m speaking on cultural impact. How has Soulja Boy or Cradi B elevated Hip Hop Music? These are questions people will ask since she’s breaking records now.

    Trust on one is hating on Cardi B or any woman who can’t act, rap, sing, dance & barely speak English.

    • Jayy March 9, 2021

      Lmao. You didn’t have to body them like this

      • True Tea March 10, 2021

        LOL! But let them tell it, I’m a hater. No honey I’ve been to the circus many times, Cardi’s act is NOTHING original.

  14. VirgoMood March 10, 2021

    Congratulations Bardi! Her story is truly inspiring.
    She’s always been doubted and now more than ever, hated on… it’s like it’s fashionable to hate on her or bring up other artists when she succeeds and breaks records. They hate to see it but I’m sure that won’t stop her winning streak! Herstory for sure!

  15. True Tea March 10, 2021

    Cardi has done any & everything for FAME, including crime. Trust & believe her past will come back to haunt her. We’re seeing a few celebrities done the drain now despite their success.

    Cardi B’s “art” is forgettable & will not age gracefully. She get props for her coins but I doubt any REAL artists will pay homage to her thus her legacy will die out. Hopefully soon, so our young girls can see what a REAL woman look & act like.

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